Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has continued to build his niche as a versatile forward capable of logging rugged minutes in winning puck battles and maintaining possession, allowing linemates Auston Matthews and William Nylander the space and capacity to use their skill in the offensive zone. He’s also capable of putting the puck in the net, and through eight games has three goals, five points and a plus-six rating. Chatting with LA Kings Insider, he spoke about how Assistant Coach Jim Hiller gets the most out of his forwards, and the types of match-ups he expects to see in a compelling battle between the 6-2-0 Leafs and the 6-0-1 Kings.
Bonus audio! Mike Babcock was asked about the Kings, and began his response with a pop quiz for the assembled media.
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